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5.0 out of 5 stars A masterpiece!, 12 July 2008
This review is from: Repulsion [1965] [DVD] (DVD)
I've seen "Repulsion" quite a few times over the years, and it never gets any less absorbing to watch in spite of knowing the outcome.
Catherine Denueve is incandescently beautiful in it but this all masks her real persona which I guess is shown in the early photograph of her when she was just a child. The rest of her family, involved all together in the event of having their picture taken, but her, aloof, distant, in the background, staring into space, not really wanting to be a part of it. I think this showed a real understanding on the part of the director of the type of personality she had that would later erupt into murderous rage as a result of her paranoia and mental isolation. Sad. Disturbing. And quite possibly one of the most brilliant movies ever made.
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Initial post: 26 May 2012 22:14:19 BDT
Samantha says:
I thought the purpose of the photo was to show the cause of her madness - the man that she is staring hatefully at?
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